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Service Status
Not Specified
Last Rank
Lieutenant Commander
Service Years
1940 - 1945
Home Country
Switzerland
Lieutenant Commander Lieutenant Commander


Location
Switzerland
Jan 10, 2003
Presidential Medal of Freedom
Criteria
The Presidential Medal of Freedom is an award bestowed by the President of the United States and is�along with the comparable Congressional Gold Medal, bestowed by an act of U.S. Congress�the high... More
Comments
He received the Medal of Freedom in 1989.
1989
Service to 1945
World War II Victory Medal
Criteria
The World War II Victory Medal commemorates military service during the Second World War.
Description
Dillon served two years in the Pacific theatre, seeing action at Guam, Saipan, and the Philippines. Awarded the Air Medal and the Legion of Merit for valorous service. He was discharged in 1945 with t... More
1945
Legion of Merit
Devices : Gold Letter V
Criteria
The Legion of Merit is awarded to members of the Armed Forces of the United States without degree for exceptionally outstanding conduct in the performance of meritorious service to the United States. ... More
Comments
World War II service on Guam, on Saipan, and in the Philippines, he left the United States Navy as Lieutenant Commander decorated for valor with the Legion of Merit and Air Medal.
1944
Air Medal (pre 1975)
Devices : Gold Letter V
Criteria
The Air Medal may be awarded to individuals who, while serving in any capacity with the Armed Forces, distinguish themselves by heroism, outstanding achievement, or by meritorious service while partic... More
Comments
World War II service on Guam, on Saipan, and in the Philippines, he left the United States Navy as Lieutenant Commander decorated with the Legion of Merit and Air Medal.
1944
Asiatic/Pacific Campaign Medal
Criteria
The Asiatic-Pacific Campaign Medal was awarded for for qualifying service within the Asiatic-Pacific Theater of Operations between December 7, 1941, and March 2, 1946, under any of the following condi... More
Description
Dillon served two years in the Pacific theatre, seeing action at Guam, Saipan, and the Philippines. Awarded the Air Medal and the Legion of Merit for valorous service. He was discharged in 1945 with t... More
1944
Asiatic/Pacific Campaign Medal
Criteria
The Asiatic-Pacific Campaign Medal was awarded for for qualifying service within the Asiatic-Pacific Theater of Operations between December 7, 1941, and March 2, 1946, under any of the following condi... More
Description
Dillon served two years in the Pacific theatre, seeing action at Guam, Saipan, and the Philippines. Awarded the Air Medal and the Legion of Merit for valorous service. He was discharged in 1945 with t... More
1944
Asiatic/Pacific Campaign Medal
Criteria
The Asiatic-Pacific Campaign Medal was awarded for for qualifying service within the Asiatic-Pacific Theater of Operations between December 7, 1941, and March 2, 1946, under any of the following condi... More
Description
Dillon served two years in the Pacific theatre, seeing action at Guam, Saipan, and the Philippines. Awarded the Air Medal and the Legion of Merit for valorous service. He was discharged in 1945 with t... More
1944
Battle of Guam
Description
Guam, ringed by reefs, cliffs, and heavy surf, presents a formidable challenge for an attacker. But despite the obstacles, on 21 July, the Americans landed on both sides of the Orote peninsula on the ... More
Memories
Dillon served two years in the Pacific theatre, seeing action at Guam, Saipan, and the Philippines. ... More
1944 - 1944
Battle of Saipan
Description
The Battle of Saipan was a battle of the Pacific campaign of World War II, fought on the island of Saipan in the Mariana Islands from 15 June–9 July 1944. The Allied invasion fleet embarking the exped... More
Memories
Dillon served two years in the Pacific theatre, seeing action at Guam, Saipan, and the Philippines. ... More
1944 - 1944
Leyte Campaign (1944)
Description
The Battle of Leyte in the Pacific campaign of World War II was the amphibious invasion of the Gulf of Leyte in the Philippines by American and Filipino guerrilla forces under the command of General D... More
Memories
Dillon served two years in the Pacific theatre, seeing action at Guam, Saipan, and the Philippines. ... More
1944 - 1944
American Campaign Medal
Criteria
The American Campaign Medal was awarded for For thirty days service outside the Continental United States but within the American Theater of Operations between December 7, 1941, and March 2, 1946; or,... More
Description
Dillon served two years in the Pacific theatre, seeing action at Guam, Saipan, and the Philippines. Awarded the Air Medal and the Legion of Merit for valorous service. He was discharged in 1945 with t... More
1942
Office of Naval Intelligence (ONI)
Office of Naval Intelligence (ONI)
Rank
Lieutenant Junior Grade
Comments
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Lieutenant Junior Grade Lieutenant Junior Grade
1941 - 1941
American Defense Service Medal
Criteria
The American Defense Service Medal was awarded for service in the Armed Forces between September 8, 1939, and December 7, 1941. Army members had to serve 12 months to be eligible, but Navy and Marine ... More
Description
Dillon served two years in the Pacific theatre, seeing action at Guam, Saipan, and the Philippines. Awarded the Air Medal and the Legion of Merit for valorous service. He was discharged in 1945 with t... More
1940
Service from 1940

 
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